With the Giants leading the Superbas, 11-1, Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham makes his major league debut in the bottom of the eighth inning as a defensive replacement in right field at Brooklyn's Washington Park. The 27-year-old career minor leaguer, who will not have a major league at-bat in his only appearance in the big leagues, will become immortalized by W.P. Kinsella's book Shoeless Joe and the movie based on the author's work, Field of Dreams.
Dodger first baseman Jacques Fournier goes 6-for-6, collecting a home run, two doubles, and three singles. The southpaw-swinging slugger's 11 total bases contribute to Brooklyn's 14-5 victory over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl.
The Phillies strike out a dozen times in each end of a doubleheader when the Dodgers sweep them at Connie Mack Stadium, 6-3 and 5-2. The 24 K's tie a major league record for strikeouts in a twin bill.
For the first time since 1917 (Hippo Vaughan and Fred Toney), two no-hitters occur on the same day when the A's Dave Stewart shuts out the Jays, 5-0, and the Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela blanks the Cardinals, 6-0.
In the Diamondbacks' 9-3 victory over Milwaukee at Miller Park, Aaron Hill becomes the first modern-era player to hit for the cycle twice in one season since Babe Herman accomplished the feat with the Brooklyn Robins in 1931. Eleven days ago, the Arizona second baseman also collected a single, double, triple, and home run in the team's 7-1 win against the Mariners at Chase Field.
Joc Pederson becomes the third rookie in major league history to hit 20 home runs before July when he goes deep off Allen Webster in the Dodgers' 10-6 loss to Arizona at Chase Field. The 23-year-old center fielder joins Wally Berger (Braves, 1930) and Albert Pujols (Cardinals, 2001) in accomplishing the feat as a freshman.